College Football Recruiting 2014: Top 25 Stars, Week 4 Edition
High school football season rolls on throughout the nation, as top prospects prove they deserve the accolades with dominant performances. They continued to live up to the hype in the latest week of action.
From commanding quarterback play to prodigious rushing efforts, there were highlights in every corner of the country. We continue our weekly top 25 countdown, shining the spotlight on several of these elite efforts by future college players.
25. 3-Star RB Tre Watson (Cornoa, Calif.)
California commit Tre Watson was impressive in a loss to Alemany. The Centennial star carried the ball for 147 yards two touchdowns, per MaxPreps.
Watson's effort wasn't enough to prevent a 45-28 defeat for his team.
24. 4-Star WR Cameron Simms (Monroe, La.)
Alabama commit Cameron Sims caught four passes in a shootout loss to Shreveport Evangel Christian Academy. He picked up 64 receiving yards and a 33-yard touchdown for Ouachita Parish in a 41-34 defeat, per 247Sports.
Sims, who chose the Crimson Tide over a long list of SEC suitors, now has 11 receptions in his past two games.
23. 4-Star RB Derrell Scott (Havelock, N.C.)
Despite playing in just the first half, Havelock High School star Derrell Scott managed to post an outstanding performance against Northside. He rushed for 131 yards on 14 carries, setting the tone for a 40-15 win, per the Jacksonville Daily News.
Scott scored on a 63-yard sprint on the game's second play from scrimmage. He is weighing offers from Florida State, South Carolina, Oregon, NC State and Ohio State, according to 247Sports.
22. 4-Star QB Sean White (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
21. 4-Star RB Joseph Yearby (Miami, Fla.)
Joseph Yearby accounts for one half of the nation's most dynamic offensive backfield. He and Dalvin Cook create plenty options for Miami Central, and both players came up big against perennial national power Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.).
Yearby rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in a 50-21 road win over Don Bosco, per MaxPreps. The 5'9", 190-pound running back is committed to play for the Miami Hurricanes.
20. 2-Star RB David Hood (Galloway, N.J.)
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19. 5-Star QB Kyle Allen (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
18. 5-Star RB Leonard Fournette (New Orleans, La.)
St. Augustine running back Leonard Fournette found the end zone in a variety of ways during a 40-27 win over Covington. He rushed for a touchdown, tossed a 22-yard scoring pass and caught a 12-yard touchdown, per NOLA.com.
Fournette remains one of the most highly recruited members of the 2014 class. His offer list includes Michigan, LSU, USC, Alabama and Texas A&M.
17. Unranked QB Hayden Sphire (Suwanee, Ga.)
North Gwinnett quarterback Hayden Sphire leads a potent offensive attack. He starred in a 63-0 win over Meadowcreek.
16. 3-Star WR Tyre McCants (Niceville, Fla.)
Niceville wide receiver Tyre McCants made an impact early and often in a 56-3 victory over Choctaw. The 5'11", 200-pound prospect returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for his first of three touchdowns, per Rivals.com.
He also hauled in a pair of touchdown receptions. McCants is considering offers from South Florida, Georgia Tech and East Carolina, among others, per 247Sports.
15. 3-Star RB Jordan Ellis (Suwanee, Ga.)
Virginia commit Jordan Ellis is the go-to guy in Peachtree Ridge's offensive attack. He proved that he deserves that moniker with a commanding performance in a thrilling 31-30 victory over Mill Creek, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Ellis gained 143 yards on the ground, adding three touchdowns. His efforts helped keep Peachtree Ridge unbeaten.
14. 3-Star QB Randall Cunningham II (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Bishop Gorman quarterback Randall Cunningham II, son of the former NFL star with the same name, led his team to a 20-17 win over Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.). His Las Vegas squad hit the road and visited the Garden State for the game.
The 6'4", 180-pound passer threw two touchdowns, including the game-winning scoring strike with 31 seconds remaining in the matchup, per MaxPreps. Cunningham is currently considering offers from Baylor, UNLV, LSU and Arizona State, according to 247Sports.
13. 3-Star QB Desmon White (DeSoto, Texas)
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12. 3-Star WR Nate Brown (Suwanee, Ga.)
North Gwinnett standout Nate Brown dominated again in another victory. The receiver now has six touchdowns in his past two games after tacking on two more scoring catches in a 63-0 win over Meadowcreek, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
He holds offers from Illinois, Missouri, and Louisville.
11. 5-Star RB Dalvin Cook (Miami, Fla.)
Dalvin Cook shredded a heralded Don Bosco Prep defense, as Miami Central claimed a 50-21 victory in Ramsey, N.J. He made the most of his 10 carries, tallying 157 yards rushing and three touchdowns, per MaxPreps.
Cook cruised to scoring runs of 55, 36 and 10 yards. The versatile 5'11", 190-pound playmaker is committed to Florida.
10. 3-Star RB Dallas Rivers (Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Dallas Rivers is a wrecking ball out of the backfield for unbeaten Stephenson High School. He showed off his skills against Atlanta Lakeside, rumbling for 138 yards on just eight carries, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The 6-foot, 200-pound back reached the end zone three times in a 42-0 victory. He committed to Vanderbilt in March after weighing offers from Nebraska, Tennessee, West Virginia and Louisville, per 247Sports.
9. 3-Star RB Marshawn Williams (Hampton, Va.)
The 5'11", 215-pound back has been on a tear lately. Williams has nearly 550 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in the past two contests, according to 247Sports.
8. 3-Star Athlete Ty Clemmons (Powder Springs, Ga.)
McEachern High School website
The 5'11", 170-pound playmaker displayed excellent rushing ability, accumulating 135 yards on the ground. Clemmons is considering offers from Louisville, Kentucky, Massachusetts and Buffalo, according to 247Sports.
7. 5-Star RB Joe Mixon (Oakley, Calif.)
Freedom High School star Joe Mixon, listed as the nation's No. 1 all-purpose back in 247Sports composite rankings, led his team to its first win of the season. He rushed for 210 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries in a 27-21 win over San Leandro, per MaxPreps.
Mixon remains uncommitted. He is currently considering several offers, including Oklahoma, Oregon, California, Wisconsin and Florida.
6. 3-Star LB Jabril Frazier (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Defensive menace Jabril Frazier has spent his senior season dominating at Verbum Dei High School. He erupted again for a monster performance as an edge rusher against Hawthorne.
Frazier tallied 12 total tackles and four sacks in a 38-14 win, per MaxPreps. The 6'4", 225-pound prospect now has 10 sacks through four contests and is considering offers from Arizona and Utah, according to 247Sports.
5. 5-Star RB Nick Chubb (Cedartown, Ga.)
Nick Chubb is the catalyst for a talented Cedartown squad. He continued to carry the load in a 36-14 win over Ridgeland. The 5'11", 215-pound back carried the ball 37 times for 257 yards, leading his team to victory, per MaxPreps.
He scored five touchdowns in the contest. Chubb is committed to Georgia
4. 5-Star QB Will Grier (Davidson, N.C.)
Davidson Day quarterback Will Grier continues to put up passing numbers unlike any player in the country. He torched the Community School of Davidson throughout a 45-0 win.
Grier completed 18 passes for 370 yards and six touchdowns. He is committed to play for the Florida Gators.
3.. 4-Star QB Deshaun Watson (Gainesville, Ga.)
Deshaun Watson became the first Georgia quarterback to pass for 10,000 yards last week. This time around, he lit up Apalachee in a 49-6 victory.
The Gainesville star completed 26 of 32 passes for 399 yards and four scores, per the Gainesville Times . The Clemson commit also scored a touchdown on the ground.
2. 4-Star WR Adonis Jennings (Haddonfield, N.J.)
Jennings, a 6'3", 185-pound receiver, also returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score. Before committing to the Scarlet Knights, he considered offers from Kansas, Clemson, Indiana and Arizona.
1. 5-Star RB Royce Freeman (Imperial, Calif.)